Australian Retirement Trust (ART) has won Best Super Fund as voted for by financial advisers and the Fund’s Acting Chief of Retirement, Anne Fuchs, Industry Thought Leader of the Year at the 2023 SuperRatings Super Fund of the Year Awards.
The annual awards identify the top funds and professionals in the superannuation sector, together with super fund trustees and executives, group insurance executives and custodians to reward the best of the best.
Australian Retirement Trust received the coveted Best Super Fund as voted by financial advisers, a newly created award recognising the fund with the best value end-to-end product as for voted by financial advisors.
Australian Retirement Trust’s CEO, Bernard Reilly said the awards highlight the work the Fund has been doing to partner with financial advisers.
“Our ambition is to empower our 2.3 million members across Australia to retire well with confidence, and financial advisers play a major role in this for us,” Mr Reilly said.
“At Australian Retirement Trust, we genuinely believe in the power of financial advice to materially change people’s lives. We know that financial advice directly improves the financial literacy and wellbeing of members and leads to improved retirement outcomes.
“To be acknowledged by financial advisers themselves, as Best Super Fund, makes this award particularly special.
“It’s been a massive year for everyone at ART as we continue our integration and find benefits for our members. To receive this award after only around a year and a half as ART is an especially proud achievement,” he said.
Mr Reilly said everyone at ART was also proud of the Fund’s acting Chief of Retirement, Anne Fuchs who won the inaugural Industry Thought Leader of the Year award.
“This award recognises Anne’s ongoing dedication to supporting not only Australian Retirement Trust’s more than 2.3 million members, but also the industry as a whole.
“Anne has built an industry-leading, award-winning team of advice professionals dedicated to supporting Australian Retirement Trust’s members across Australia.
“Anne is incredibly passionate about improving financial outcomes for all Australians and this award is a testament to that.”
SuperRatings’ awards recognise the best within Australia’s superannuation industry. They examine each fund’s value proposition, from investment performance to fees to member servicing, to determine which funds are truly delivering for their members.
Along with the Fund of the Year Award, SuperRatings also recognises those funds that are contributing to the success of the superannuation system through innovation, social responsibility, and a focus on the needs of particular sectors.
In addition to the awards won, ART was also nominated for:
- Fund of the Year
- MySuper of the Year (Super Savings)
- MyChoice Super of the Year (Super Savings)
- Net Benefit Award
- Smooth Ride Award
- Lifetime Return Award
- Retirement Offering of the Year
- Advice Offering Award
Media enquiries: Rebecca Chivers, Australian Retirement Trust, 0439 805 589.
About Australian Retirement Trust
Australian Retirement Trust is one of Australia’s largest super funds. 2.3 million Australians trust us to take care of over $260 billion of their retirement savings. We’re here to help our members retire well with confidence, focused on strong long-term investment returns, low fees and the information and access to advice our members need to manage their super and retirement